South Jordan, Utah-Jack was born November 20, 1936 in Midvale, Utah to Arthur and Venetta Garside Snyder. He passed away August 5, 2021 due to cancer and dementia.

Jack grew up in Union, Utah where he cherished his memories of living on a private lane. Along with his lifelong best friend Reid McCormick, together they enjoyed many hours swimming in the pond during the summer, and ice skating on that same pond in the winter. Jack spoke often of his many fond memories growing up on Milne Lane. He was a graduate of Jordan High School Class of 1955, and was a proud Beetdigger his entire life.

Jack married Sharon Palmer September 11, 1957. They were sealed in the Salt Lake Temple, February 25, 1975.

Jack was the owner of “Jack Snyder Masonry”. He was a master craftsman and was known as a perfectionist in his trade. During his masonry career he built more houses than we can count, along with commercial buildings including several LDS Meetinghouses, he also designed amazing fireplaces and mailboxes. Another talent Jack was blessed with, was the ability to fix ANYTHING. He enjoyed the challenge, and would say “if it can be built, I can fix it”. Something he proved time after time.

Skiing, hunting, fly fishing on the Provo River, bowling and tying flies were a few of his favorite hobbies. Jack taught himself to ski in his early years. Alta was his favorite resort, and he often followed behind in Alf Engen’s tracks as he glided down the mountain, trying to mimic his gracefulness. All who saw Jack ski would agree that he became a master skier. Jack was a workaholic, always busy and would often state “I love to work, isn’t that crazy”. Jack was very charitable with his time and talents, often performing acts of service with the recipients never knowing that it was him. He never wanted attention for his kind deeds.

Jack was a great son, husband, father, grandpa, great grandpa and friend. He is survived by wife, Sharon, son Bryan Von Snyder (Becky), daughters, Leisa Arave (Tracy), Michelle Yack (Ed), Kriss Ricord (Jesse). Brothers Paul Snyder, Steve Snyder and sister Amber Knight. Eighteen grandchildren and eighteen great grandchildren. Preceded in death by parents, oldest son Kelly Jack Snyder, and sister Ava Ann Porter.

Special thanks to Dr. James Shortridge and the amazing staff at Utah Cancer Specialists for the loving care they provided Jack for the last 3 years.

Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday, August 10, 2021 at 11:00 am at River Ridge 7th Ward (meetinghouse located directly North of the Jordan River Temple in South Jordan). Viewings will be held on Monday, August 9, 2021 from 6:00-8:00 pm at Jenkins Soffe South Valley Mortuary, 1007 West South Jordan Parkway and Tuesday from 10:00-10:45 am prior to services at the church. Interment will be at South Jordan Cemetery, 10630 South 1055 West, South Jordan.



Monday, Aug. 09, 2021 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Jenkins-Soffe Mortuary
1007 West South Jordan Parkway
South Jordan , UT 84095


Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2021 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
River Ridge 7th Ward
10124 South 1300 West
South Jordan , UT 84095

Funeral Service

Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2021 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
River Ridge 7th Ward
10124 South 1300 West
South Jordan , UT 84095


  • Survived By
  • Sharon Snyder, Wife
  • Bryan Von Snyder, Son
  • Leisa Arave, Daughter
  • Michelle Yack, Daughter
  • Kriss Ricord, Daughter
  • Paul Snyder, Brother
  • Steve Snyder, Brother
  • Amber Knight, Sister
  • Preceded in Death By
  • Kelly Jack Snyder, Son
  • Arthur Snyder, Father
  • Venetta Snyder, Mother
  • Ava Ann Porter, Sister

Life Story Info

Post Date

Aug 07, 2021

Personal Info


Midvale, Utah, United States


South Jordan, United States

Cause of Death






Religion and Beliefs

Latter-day Saint


Construction & Skilled Trades

Worked For

  • Jack Snyder Masonry


  • High School
    Jordan High
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You will be missed Grandpa. Glad to know this isn't the end and that you are no longer suffering.

Kaylie Caplette Aug 09, 2021